After more than 10 years of dancing ballet and contemporary dance where she suffered knee and ankle injuries, Stephanie moved to the west side of the Island to attend the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Leaving behind many years of dancing, and with a bachelor’s degree ahead of her, she sought for something that would somewhat remind her of the passion that she had for movement. She had practiced Hatha Yoga before, but it wasn’t until college that she found the Path of Yoga. As an undergraduate Psychology student, with a minor in Biology she understood the importance of mindfulness in human physiology and mental health. Stephanie learned how healing and therapeutic the practice could be and how it made her want to come back to the Self. It was then and there that she knew she wanted to share that knowledge with others, and decided to get certified under the Atman Shakti method in 2011. She gave donation-based classes at Taha Nimit Yoga Studio for a year and later on moved to manage and teach at the QSO Yoga Studio for the following 2 years. In September of 2012 she had the honor to be invited to participate as the youngest yoga instructor at the Yoga Aid World Challenge Puerto Rico. Since then she’s continued her education attending workshops in PR and abroad. Once graduated from university she set off to do volunteer work in Indonesia and travel across South East Asia, a journey that helped her better shape the perspective she had on herself and the World. Now, back in the beautiful small surf town that she is blessed to call home, she continues to offer bilingual classes in La Paz Yoga and Pilates Studio, La Copa Llena, and different ‘spots’ outdoors. Always doing her best to teach from the soul in a lighthearted spirit, with sense of humor, love and much kindness!
“One of the most important lessons I learned in Yoga is to listen to yourself and get to know yourself truly. We must be patient with ourselves. Yoga is not about moving against your body, it is about moving WITH your body.” –Steph ॐ